So huge thanks to the lovely people at Ochoa who held up a harvesting machine so we could go see, and, climb on board and enjoy a joy ride over a couple of rows of Tempranillo. This colossus of a machine trundles up and down shaking the grapes free from the vine. It is not a comfortable ride up on top to be honest. Its bumpy and its shaky. Frankly I’m amazed I managed to take any photos at all let alone having any come out in focus and usable. It’s a cling-on or fall off type ride!
After a further ride around the extensive Ochoa vineyards we returned to the winery and sipped on their rather decent sweet wine as the grapes we picked rolled into the winery and were tipped into a hopper.
Another first. A sample of the grape must as it was tipped from the tractor. As you can see Ms Madrano found the unfermented juice rather pleasant.